Rate this Stand Up Comedian out of 5: Bill Hicks?

Bill Hicks was a stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy.

At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter.

Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994, in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 32. In subsequent years his work gained a significant measure of acclaim in creative circles—particularly after a series of posthumous album releases—and he developed a substantial cult following.

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  • 5/5 The best comedian ever!
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  • 4/5 very funny
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  • 3/5 sorta funny
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  • 2/5 not very funny
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  • 1/5 worst comedian ever
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Most Helpful Girl

  • Had never heard of him but I watched the clips and laughed... a lot
    Voted 4/5, damn shame he passed away

    • What surprises me is everyone that doesn't know the comedian never watches the clips to vote!

Most Helpful Guy

  • i am not familiar enough with his act. i've heard that he was a great standup and i've seen little clips of his act but have not seen a full routine to fairly judge


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What Guys Said 10

  • The ultimate dark humor comedian, absolute legend, 5/5

  • Right after 9/11, Bill Maher was on his old ABC show, "Politically Incorrect," and he made a very controversial comment about everyone calling the hijackers "cowards" for what they did. His comment was that hijacking a plane and crashing it into a building takes tremendous courage, and that if anyone was a coward, it was Americans for lobbing cruise missiles at our enemies from 2,000 miles away. It was so controversial his show was cancelled and he had to stay off the TV for a while before getting a new show on HBO.

    Bill Maher plagiarized that line from one of Bill Hicks' last performances recorded almost ten years earlier.

    Bill Hicks is one of the funniest comedians ever, but he never became famous, and as a result of his relative obscurity, most of his material has been plagiarized by less funny and more famous comedians such as Denis Leary, who released an album called, "No Cure For Cancer" which was roughly comprised of 80% recycled Bill Hicks jokes, in fact, much of it was word for word.

    Bill Hicks died soon thereafter and Denis Leary went on to have a very successful career both as a comedian and in Hollywood.

    • Nothing worse than a ripe off, there is a tool song on enima, that has a bill hicks sample. I don't think he could ever have been famous, because he was too controversial. But I have loved him for over twenty years.

    • @monkeynutts He could have been the most famous comedian of all time if he was born 20 years later, that's the sad thing. I remember even Carlin praised him and said he was inspired to write more political jokes after seeing Bill's act.

      When Carlin is impressed by you, you're a fucking legend.

  • Never even heard of the guy but from Reading your post why would you put a, comedian that's a Satanist on here, he is a piece of crap

    • It's bizarre you say that, I'm Christian, most of his fans are outside the US, probably because his content is risque, and political. He bags out Americans, that's pretty much his whole show.

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    • Fair enough.

  • Yeah I'm one of those cult followers, got a get quija quija board out, and summon his grumpy ass, back out of the grave.

  • Very funny, but I don’t remember him, was funny watching the video clips

  • why is "Louie Anderson: 3.1/5" in bold

  • 5/5 The best comedian ever!

  • 4/5. Really funny

  • Who's Bill Hicks?

  • 2.5 out of 5


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